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Postgraudate researchers: Everything you need to know about the UMPA elections

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The UMPA (The University of Manchester Postgraduate Researcher Association) is a democratically elected body run by PGRs, aimed at supporting these students through their studies and advocating for their interests. The 2023 UMPA election—which is hosted by your Students’ Union—opens for applications from Monday, 23 October and you have until Friday, 10 November to apply.

You can apply for one of the roles here, and you can find out more about which roles are available and the reasons to take part below.

Which roles are available?

This year, the following four positions are up for grabs:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Inclusion Officer

Why should I apply?

These elections are a chance for you to have your say and make a difference to the experience of postgraduate researchers at The University of Manchester. This is an invaluable opportunity to gain transferable leadership skills, expand your network and contribute to improving university life.

What happens next?

Voting opens on Monday, 13 November to decide who will open to decide who is elected into each position. Voting will close on Thursday, 16 November, so make sure to check your inbox for a link to vote from your Students’ Union.

The results will be announced by University of Manchester Students’ Union on Friday, 17 November.

You can find out more about The University of Manchester Postgraduate Researcher Association and the UMPA elections on the Students’ Union website.